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Better Know A Dude 2015: #35 Running Back Tyler Rouse

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A role player who stepped up in 2014, what can we expect from Tyler Rouse?

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Name: Tyler Rouse

Position: Running Back

Number: #35

Year: Junior

Height: 5-foot-8

Weight: 194 lbs.

Hometown: Baldwinsville, NY

High School: Charles W Baker HS

2013 Stats: Rouse played in 9 games as a true freshman, third on the depth chart behind Andre Williams and Myles Willis. The Baldwinsville, NY native rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Rushed for a career high 54 yards and a touchdown on six carries in the bowl loss to Arizona. Gained 68 yards rushing, including a 41-yard rush for a touchdown, in the 2014 spring game.

2014 Stats: Started off the season with 19 rushes for 85 yards against UMass. Had a 42 yard rush for a touchdown against Syracuse and a touchdown against Penn State in the Pinstripe Bowl. But let's never speak of that play again. Finished his season with 214 yards.

2015 Projections: Rouse has done a nice job in the role he has with the Eagles. He will never be an everydown back like Jon Hilliman, but he is the kind of running back/receiver that you can move around and get him the ball. I expect Rouse to be an active part of the offense, make a big play or two and become much more of a well known player to fans of the Eagles.

Over/Under: Three touchdowns

How'd He Get Here: A late addition to the 2013 recruiting class, the two-star RB out of high school chose the Eagles over Albany, his only other Division I offer. Also drew interest from Buffalo, Connecticut, Syracuse and Temple. Recruited by Ryan Day.

Twitter Feed: You can follow Tyler on Twitter @Three_5IsLive.

Uniform History: Rouse isn't the only running back from central New York to wear the #35 jersey. In 1971, Tom Bougus (Camillus, NY) rushed for over 1,000 yards during the Eagles' 9-2 campaign under Joe Yukica. More recently, running back Cedric Washington donned the #35 jersey for the Eagles in 1996, 1998-2000. Linebackers Robert Francois (2005-08) and Andre Lawrence (2011-12) most recently wore the number.

Linkage:

Get To Know A Dude 2014: RB Tyler Rouse (BC Interruption)

Myles Willis And Tyler Rouse Ready To Step Up (Boston Globe)

Baldwinsville's Tyler Rouse enjoys unique view of Andre Williams during first year at Boston College (syracuse.com)

Overlooked: Interest in local standout Tyler Rouse limited despite explosive talent (The Daily Orange)

Boston College Football Recruiting: RB Tyler Rouse Commits To The Eagles (BC Interruption)

What Does Addazio Think Of Him: Addazio assessing the running backs coming out of spring ball: "The two tailbacks - Tyler Rouse and Myles Willis - had an outstanding spring. Those are two guys that love ball. They love to compete. They're all about excellence in every piece of their life and they were very, very productive this spring."

"Both he and Tyler Rouse had a great spring. They did a lot of good things. They're still young and will make mistakes, but they're progressing."

Highlights:

Sigh.

Tyler Rouse long run against Syracuse (Click link, ESPN won't allow us to embed videos)